Stand-up Mathematician and internet superstar Matt Parker has been awarded the 2020 IMA/LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal, which aims to recognise and acknowledge the contributions of mathematicians involved in promoting mathematics to the public and engaging with the public in mathematics in the UK.
The award is named after the late Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman FRS, whose Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on mathematics in 1978 led to the development of their mathematics and engineering Masterclass programme.
From the official announcement/citation, which describes Matt’s exceptional work in this field:
There are few people in history who have done more to improve the public perception of the subject, and few alive who have a wider reach or who have done more to support other mathematics communicators.
Over the past decade he has brought maths to hundreds of millions of people while still being an active member of the maths communication community and goes out of his way to support new members.
Matt Parker is awarded 2020 Christopher Zeeman Medal (IMA website)
Matt Parker is awarded 2020 Christopher Zeeman Medal (LMS website)
More information about the Christopher Zeeman Medal award, on the LMS website